Year 6 to Year 7 Transition
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We have emailed all prospective parents for our new year 7 cohort regarding summer school which will take place over the summer holidays.
Summer School: Monday 16th August - Friday 20th August 2021
Summer school will run from 9am - 2pm every day at Our Lady's High School.
Please ensure you complete the permission form which has been sent to you via text message. If you haven't received this message, please email email@example.com or call school on 0161 507 9640 and ask for Miss Tkaczuk.
Year 6 - 7 Transition
It is an absolute pleasure to welcome your child to Our Lady’s RC High School in September. We are extremely delighted that your child will be joining our school for the next chapter in their school life. Rest assured, they are going to have an amazing and successful time at Our Lady’s.
Transition After Lockdown
We understand that transition from primary to secondary school can be a very stressful time both for parents and students. We now have the added stress of the effects of Covid-19. However, the transition team are still working to ensure that this year's Year 6 cohort have a smooth transition.
Transition for students into Our Lady’s is always incredibly successful but of course this year, due to Covid-19, our transition plans have changed. Senior staff will be contacting all parents over the next few days for an informal chat and, if you wish, an opportunity to visit the school.
Our dedicated transition team here are dedicated to ensuring both pupils and parents have direct contact to us. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate in contacting us here in school: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or speak directly to Miss Tkaczuk on 0161 507 9640.
A Successful Start for our current Year 7!
Our new year 7 students have settled in to life at Our Lady's so well, especially after such a difficult few months. The head of year 7, Miss Watkins, said, “we’re really impressed with how the year 7s have settled in. Already they are enjoying all the new subjects that high school has to offer and many have volunteered to be transition leaders and chaplains. Keep up the good work year 7!”
Our newly appointed student transition team will be ambassadors for transition in school and they are keen to show prospective students what life at Our Lady's is like and that this is the right school for them! They will be blogging, interviewing staff and students and making videos - keep an eye on our website and social media for more updates!
The transition team members are: Joy, Rim, Scola, Vinny, Sarah, Alex, Gracie, Favour and Soruzondu. You can hear from some of them below, telling us all about their first day at school.
Our Lady's Student Work Pack
All students and parents haver received a pack from us containing the following information:
- Letters from Mr Ormsby (Headteacher) welcoming pupils and parents/carers to Our Lady's
- Parent/Pupil information booklet
- Pupil workbook
- School prospectus
- Authorisation letters
If you have not received your pack yet, please contact school.
Many families have a lot of the same questions and concerns surrounding transition and we are committed to working with you to address any issues. All of the key information you need as parents will be uploaded to this website for easy access. We also have a number of fun interactive resources and links to helpful videos for your children to engage with which will help to prepare them for the big move.
Packed with videos, interactive games, tips and advice, the Starting Secondary School above will help your child during their last term in primary school and through their critical first weeks at secondary school. Of course we are here to support as well – just call the transition team on 0161 507 9640, or email us at email@example.com
Starting Secondary School has lots of content hosted on BBC Bitesize, including peer-to-peer advice from the stars of CBBC series Our School who have first-hand experience of making the move to secondary school.
It also has practical tips for you as a parent on how to prepare your child for secondary school, as well as resources to help start discussions around transition, produced in partnership with YoungMinds.